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I know today’s the "dreaded": but, mebbe some eye candy will brighten the day! *wink*

Isn’t this fun?! I’ve been playing a little bit with oatmeal card stock–I’m finding I like it better than kraft, because it’s lighter and a little "warmer" in tone.  This coloring effect was achieved using a gift from a dear friend:  Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils

They’re a fantastic pastel (chalk) pencil–the colors lay down fabulously–and you can blend them out!  They’re wonderful for accuracy in tight spots due to the pencil format and, I’m having a ball experimenting with ‘em!  And, I can already tell I’m gonna have to go see if I can buy a single white pencil (OK, not just one, but, 2--you know me!  I buy in two-sies cuz ya’ never knows when ya’ might mess yer dress cuz ya’ ran out! I just *hate* when that happens!), because it’s gonna get used a LOT for highlighting, and whatnot!

Missy Ballance’s Hippie Snow Chick is so STINKIN’ CUTE!!!–I’m a sucker for snow men (I have a collection), and I adore daisies, so, gee, she’s right up my alley!  LOL!  I had to pair her up with last year’s igloo, and  "There’s snow place like home"–could NOT resist!  This sentiment is from the new Holiday GreetingsII clear set, so I could curve it around on the block to match the curve of the igloo!  COOL!

I also used Copics on this piece–I bought some of those Paper Frills in white, and then custom tinted them to match my project using the chisel tip on my Copic Crimson! WAAAAAAAAY!!!

Well, I have a full day (and evening) of work ahead of me, finishing up for tomorrow’s online class with the Peace & Cheer Kit, so I bettah gitter done!

Supplies & Materials used:
All Stamps, Note Card, Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
by A Muse Artstamps
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black, Moonlight White
Coloring Tools:  Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils; Copic Marker:  Crimson
Other:  Paper Frills by Doodlebug Designs

  1. I SO love this card Julie! I linked this card in the favorites thread on SCS last Sunday!!!
    I also awarded you on my blogaroo :)

  2. Wow, this card is fantabulous! Love the fancy-font sentiment and your wonderful coloring!


  3. Ok Julie, you need to spill the beans! I need to details on the oatmeal paper! It looks so yummy! I don’t have any kraft yet and love the looks of this! So where do I find, what’s it called?!?! :)

  4. Ohhh, I finally ordered the igloo. Now I just need the snow chick…:) LOVE this!!

  5. Oh by the way, you can get the white pencils individually from Dick Blick here:


  6. Beautiful card Julie! I’ll have to check out those pencils. You can never have too many ways to color, right?

  7. HO-LY cuteness!

    You know, I haven’t bought a single Amuse stamp yet, mainly because they don’t come in sets, and I’ve been too lazy to pick through them and figure out which ones I really really need. But maybe I’ll have to go take another look :) These guys go together so so well! Love it!

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